Is Straw on Grass Seeds or No Straw on Grass Seeds Better?

Apply water to grass seed after sowing. Place a 1-inch layer of straw over the area. Wait until the seed germinates. Remove the straw. Straw on grass seed is better because it protects seed from wildlife consumption and assists with ground moisture for germination.

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